Renown Re*nown" (r?-noun"), n. [F. renom. See {Noun}, and cf. {Renown}, v.] 1. The state of being much known and talked of; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments; fame; celebrity; -- always in a good sense. [1913 Webster]

Nor envy we Thy great renown, nor grudge thy victory. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise. [1913 Webster]

This famous duke of Milan, Of whom so often I have heard renown. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Renown — Re*nown (r? noun ), v. t. [F. renommer to name again, celebrate, make famous; pref. re re + nommer to name, L. nominare, fr. nomen a name. See {Noun}.] To make famous; to give renown to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For joi to hear me so renown his son …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • renown — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. renoun, O.Fr. renon, from renomer make famous, from re repeatedly + nomer to name, from L. nominare to name. The M.E. verb renown has been assimilated to the noun via renowned famous, celebrated (late 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • renown — index character (reputation), distinction (reputation), eminence, notoriety, prestige, reputation …   Law dictionary

  • renown — *fame, honor, glory, celebrity, reputation, repute, notoriety, éclat Analogous words: prestige, authority, *influence, weight, credit Contrasted words: contempt, despite, disdain, scorn (see under DESPISE): disrepute, *disgrace, dishonor, obloquy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • renown — [adj] fame acclaim, celebrity, distinction, éclat, eminence, glory, honor, illustriousness, kudos, luster, mark, note, notoriety, preeminence, prestige, prominence, prominency, rep*, reputation, repute, stardom; concept 668 Ant. anonymity,… …   New thesaurus

  • renown — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being famous. DERIVATIVES renowned adjective. ORIGIN from Old French renomer make famous , from nom name …   English terms dictionary

  • renown — [ri noun′] n. [ME renoun < Anglo Fr < OFr renom < renommer, to name again or often, make famous < re , again + nom(m)er, to name < L nominare < nomen,NAME] 1. great fame or reputation; celebrity 2. Obs. report or rumor vt. Obs.… …   English World dictionary

  • renown — n. (formal) 1) to achieve, attain renown 2) great, wide renown 3) of renown (an artist of great renown) * * * [rɪ naʊn] attain renown wide renown (formal) to achieve great of renown (an artist of great renown) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • renown — re|nown [rıˈnaun] n [U] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: renon, from renomer to make famous , from nomer to name ] when you are famous and a lot of people admire you for a special skill, achievement, or quality = ↑acclaim… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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